Laura Spinella Q&A for UNSTRUNG & Giveaway

Unstrung by Laura Spinella

Even as a violin prodigy, Olivia Klein courted trouble. But when her marriage to high-stakes investor Rob Van Doren takes another wrong turn, Olivia acts out once too often. A night of bad behavior results in community service hours. Time is to be served with Theo McAdams, an inner-city teacher whose passion for music eclipses Olivia’s. As she inches toward a better place, life surprises Olivia in the form of her first husband—baseball legend Sam Nash.


Meet the Heroine From Unstrung and the Three Men In Her Life with Laura Spinella

What’s in a name? Well, a lot if you’re Olivia Klein Van Doren from my new release Unstrung. It’s how the police have her on file, from the night of her arrest after beating her husband’s Porsche with a baseball bat. Rob, a financier, owner of the beaten Porsche and husband calls her Liv. It’s spoken with familiarity, though it can be said cuttingly, like in the heat of an argument. As you might guess, lately, arguments are more common than not in the Van Doren’s tony Boston brownstone. 

On the other hand, if “Livy” echoes across a room, be sure Sam Nash is in town. The baseball legend was our protagonist’s first husband. It’s how the Southern born Sam referred to her, but Sam himself will admit to falling short on the gentleman part of that idiom. 

Throughout her life, Olivia has heard her name uttered in a shrill sound; it elicits feelings that drive much of our heroine’s choices. One would think at forty-six, as successful violinist with the New England Symphony, your mother’s judgmental tone would be a moot point. Not quite. Not if she’s still trying to force you into a mold that’s always been a poor fit, and your father’s expectations have lived on long after his death. 

Better, and most intriguing to Olivia, is the way Theo McAdams says her name. It could be because musically they are simpatico, Theo being her other half in a creative sense. But it also could be the idea of Theo McAdams being a part of her life, a relationship Olivia never envisioned.

In Unstrung, it’s the untimely convergence of all three men, with her mother hovering, which drives Olivia one note from the edge. Can she find a way back? Is Sam Nash’s unexpected return the thing that will bring peace to Olivia’s topsy-turvy life? Or could it be Theo McAdams? His affect is profound and his presence unlikely. Olivia Klein certainly never anticipated serving community service hours in his classroom. Theo could be her saving grace, or he may simply expose all the things Olivia keeps so carefully hidden. 

Certainly, there’s not much chance of Rob holding the keys to happiness. He doesn’t even have keys to his Porsche anymore. But what can Olivia expect from an already shaky marriage, one that is about to hit a landmine even Olivia couldn’t imagine. 

Rob, Sam, Theo will influence Olivia’s life. One man is her past, one is a secret, and the other is her future. On February 21 readers can find out who’s who in Unstrung, a novel Publishers Weekly names among its “most notable and anticipated novels for spring. Thanks so much for popping in for a sneak peek of Unstrung

 

Unstrung by Laura Spinnela

Title: Unstrung

Author: Laura Spinella

Release Date: February 21, 2017

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Even as a violin prodigy, Olivia Klein courted trouble. But when her marriage to high-stakes investor Rob Van Doren takes another wrong turn, Olivia acts out once too often. A night of bad behavior results in community service hours. Time is to be served with Theo McAdams, an inner-city teacher whose passion for music eclipses Olivia’s. As she inches toward a better place, life surprises Olivia in the form of her first husband—baseball legend Sam Nash.

Years ago, Olivia fell in love with Sam. Their impulsive marriage imploded with a fateful car crash and harsh parting words. Olivia never expected to see him again. But now Sam is back, and he wants her forgiveness. He also wants to recapture their volatile love affair. Olivia is torn between rekindling romance and saving her marriage. To her surprise, it’s the presence of the young music teacher—and the lessons from a reckless past—that may bring harmony to Olivia’s off-key life.

 

Laura Spinella

Author Biography

Laura Spinella is an East Coast author, originally from Long Island, New York. She pursued her undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Georgia. The southern locale provided the inspiration for her first novel, Beautiful Disaster, which garnered multiple awards, including a Romance Writers of America RITA nomination. She’s also lived on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and in North Carolina before relocating to Massachusetts. She and her family currently live in the Boston area, where she is always writing her next book. Ghost Gifts is Laura’s third work of romantic fiction. She also writes sensual romance under the pen name L. J. Wilson. Visit her website at www.lauraspinella.net.

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